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Commiphora myrrha

(Common name:- African myrrh)

Classification

Commiphora myrrha

History

About 2000 years ago Commiphora myrrhais was said to be gifted to baby Jesus by three wise men which contained healing properties.

As per Greek custom when soldiers went for war they used to carry these plants as an important part of their war.

Plant Description

The height of the plant is around 4 m which grows in an altitude of 250 to 1300 m.

This herb is very spiny in nature. The color of the outer bark can be whitish, silvery or bluish grey.

Cultivation

This plant is mainly cultivated in thin, shallow soil mostly in the area surrounded by limestone, having the annual rainfall of about 230 to 300 mm which is found in arid region, slopes and valley.

It is native to Horn area of Eastern Africa which include Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and in adjacent areas such as Yemen and South Western Saudi Arabia.

Parts Used

Chemical Constituents

Uses

This herb can be used as deodorants.

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